Stuffed Apples

in #food4 years ago

Super easy! This crock-pot dessert tastes like warm apple pie, but with a whole lot fewer calories...

Ingredients

  • 3/8 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/8 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Margarine or Butter, melted
  • 6 Apples, cored
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice or Cider

Directions

  1. Wash the apples.
  2. Core most of the way through each apple, using a hand-held potato peeler (this worked best for me!) or a small pairing knife.  I left about ½ inch apple at the bottom. 
    • You could remove the skin, but I don't, as it helps hold the apple together as it bakes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, nuts, margarine or butter, and cinnamon to make the filling. 
  4. Stuff the apples with the filling.
  5. Place them in the crock-pot.
  6. Pour the apple juice or cider into the crock-pot, around the apples. 
  7. Set the crock-pot on high heat and cook for 2.5 hours, or until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.
    • If you don’t have a crock-pot, you can use a casserole dish. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. 

Tips

  • There are several alternatives to the nuts.  You could try substituting with chopped raisins, prunes, granola, or rolled quick oats (moistened with 1 ½ tbsp water before stuffing the apples).
  • If you don’t have apple juice or cider, you could use apple lime juice or apple vinegar (diluted with water and a little sugar) instead.
  • Try eating it with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt!

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They look amazing! I make them once in a while but, quite frankly, forget to prepare often enough!

Thanks for a reminder!

I am excited to try this recipe. I have a new pressure cooker and a bag of apples to use up. I love the images in your post as well -- this is a high-quality post in the food / recipe / cooking sections. The apples look very appetizing. Well done. I'm looking forward to following your feed and seeing more recipes.

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Very good looking.. am not a fan of cooking tho.. but if someone could make that for me I will appreciate... Thx for share..

Re-steemed for many who might be interested in cooking so bad..

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